Orange, NSW, Australia, $80, stelvin seal
'Weemala' is a second label from the Logan winery in the New South Wales wine region of Orange. Situated at altitudes between 600 and 900 feet the cool climate vineyards of Orange make this exciting area the most elevated region in Australia. The bottle is pretty classily packaged with a striking label, stelvin seal and witty remarks on the back (not only do we discover that the winemaker is Peter Logan, but the bird on the front is a Black Chinned Honeyeater who can apparently testify that there's a "bloody good view" from the vineyard).
It's a pale, straw yellow colour with a lovely nose that echoes honey and pear. There's also underlying aromas of tropical fruits (maybe mangoes and starfruit) and a little spice and pepper. The palate has flavours of red apple and stone fruits. It's a nicely balanced wine that is not overly sweet or cloying, but then again it's not overly intense either. It's a refreshing drink that would work well with food and while not earth shattering certainly offers decent value and pleasant enough drinking.
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